RubberBandMan wrote:Also remember: She is likely the only one in hundreds of miles who has not either been in a war, or directed a war, or almost get nuked by someone fighting a war. Every elf there most likely has had years of running around warzones, either being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or actively fighting it.
It must be easy for them all to look down on her for not knowing what life if really like. Which is most likely true for her, but it must be hard to deal with over a thousand years of that kind of thing.
Its amazing to see, but Misa is one of the most childish characters we've seen. Meji is just self-centered and immature, which will prolly stay with her for another few decades, even when she should of grown out of it, and she has mostly understood the kind of things going on around her and not freaked out. (Like Ian going crazy and killing Elves, how likely she was to get killed in her sleep by either Sarine or Jon or some other elves, and so on)
I think the chain of command for all the main characters is...
Which would suck for Misa. Sarine/Jon and Meji/Misa are most likely alot closer to each other, but while Sarine is on the top because she can decide what should be done, she is on equal footing with Jon when it comes to how it should be done.
Sara has a little experience, and most likely isn't as loose a cannon as we've seen recently, and without a doubt isn't stupid as much as working off faulting information basis (Like say, Time Magic trumps all, killing people is the most effective way to deal with anyone causing a problem). Sara would be great at following a plan, if anyone ever bothered to give her one, I would think.
Meji gets over Misa not for her Magic or combat, but mostly because she's smart enough to get the hell out of dodge. Every confrontation she's been in goes in two steps, if the first one doesn't work she switches to the 2ed one.
1. Nuke em.
2. Run away before they nuke you.
I doubt Misa would have the good sense to bail when her plan A fails. Granted, she is unlikely to take orders from Meji, but who knows. They might get along if they talk face-to-face.
Ian I left out, cause lets face it: That guys fucking crazy and listens to no one. Sure, if he hears a good plan that he likes, he'll follow it until he get distracted by something shiny. He just can't keep still since he's gotten those god powers.
Love your well constructed thoughts of their working relationships and tactics/strategy, seems spot on.
I disagree over Ian though, he's batty but he follows a few predictable rules of priority:
1) Save Sister.
2) Save Meji.
3) Save Half-Elves... & maybe a few humans.
4) Kill Elves.
5) Die (self).
6) Nail Meji.
He seems to wish for death more than bootie w/ Meji. And while he's very active killing elves now he did default to healing all his brethren at first and even some humans when they started flocking in. Hmmm, this reminds me... Santuariel should be right on schedule for a wipeout when Poe takes some time off the final dungeon crawl for the party (Sarine, Jon, Meji, Ellis, Misa) when the mage's daughter makes it to Veracia in discontent and is taken captive and interrogated by the Church and then Elves.
I thought this page was probably one of the most powerful in the whole comic, right up there with:
At least I can certainly relate to how someone must feel to essentially be the proverbial black sheep, the youngest sibling that can never do anything right. I certainly hope they bring her along, because I can think of a few much worse alternatives, like her trying to go out and find the ensigerum in a misguided attempt to learn from them.
How about them taking her out and her getting killed? I'd consider
buying 2:1 for her as a fatality if the bookies would offer it. On second thought, it doesn't seem too likely for literary reasons as well as the surprise she was just victim too, so I wouldn't take or peg odds beyond 1:1...